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View Poll Results: What U$ coins should be gone?
1 cent (penny) 35 35.35%
5 cent (nickel) 4 4.04%
Both 1 and 5 cent 15 15.15%
No, they are useful 45 45.45%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-22-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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if it makes you feel better when something is 9.99 the merchant will usually allow you turn down the cent.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Lol i took so much longer to pay for stuff when I was there was year. The pennies we so annoying to me but hey if I'm in a foreign country its just ganna take abit longer to get all the coins.

I like the $1 bills though, come in useful.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here's a trivia question that none of your friends will be able to answer: What does it say on each US coin to indicate its denominational value? The penny sayd "One Cent". What do the others say?
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Here's a trivia question that none of your friends will be able to answer: What does it say on each US coin to indicate its denominational value? The penny sayd "One Cent". What do the others say?
Nickels read five cents (I think), dimes read one dime, quarter reads quarter dollar, 50 cents reads half dollar, the current circulating dollar coins just have $1 on them and I can't read what it says on the edge.

In the old days there was half cents, cents, III cents, half dimes, 5 cent nickels, 20 cent pieces...
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Here's a trivia question that none of your friends will be able to answer: What does it say on each US coin to indicate its denominational value? The penny sayd "One Cent". What do the others say?
My guess:

5 Cents
One Dime
Quarter Dollar
Half Dollar

I too believe it is time to eliminate both the penny and the nickel. That would leave two coin slots in cash registers ready for use. We could eliminate the dollar bill and switch entirely to the dollar coin.

And it would save the government money too. Currently the treasury is losing money producing both pennies and nickels.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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there is also 50 cent coin. I hate coins so I don't want us to get rid of the dollar bill. I prefer it over the coin
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Sales tax most always makes the total price end in some odd cents. I'm fine with getting rid of the penny and rounding to the nearest nickel (up or down). A long running poll I saw somewhere on the web was 50/50 for keeping the cent or eliminating it. The strongest argument for keeping it is because of senior citizens on low fixed incomes.

Getting rid of one or both denominations will make room in cash registers for dollar and half dollar coins that nobody wants. The govt. mints millions of half dollars every month even though they are hardly ever used. They would like us to use dollar coins because they're cheaper to make and last 20 times longer than paper dollars which only last a year.

Do you remember the Susie dollars made 1979-81? They were the size of and got confused with a quarter and people hated them. So congress, in it's great wisdom, demanded the new dollar coins be made the same size. If you haven't seen them there's a gold/brass tone to them to eliminate confusion from the quarter I guess.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Just as long as the same amount of things get rounded down as rounded up. I'd hate to see this turn into a chance for some unsavory businesses to scrape a few more pennies from people. I don't trust them more than a cent anyway!
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The mint issues more than a billion pennies every year. If they weren't useful, they wouldn't be minted any more. The United States used to have two-cent pieces, three-cent pieces, and 20-cent pieces. The public didn't have much use for them, and so they were eliminated. That has never been the case for either pennies or nickels.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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Anyone wants to get rid of your pennies, please sell them to me or if you are kind, give them to me. I would pay for shipping charges to Singapore. Selling price will be 1 to 1 exchange rate meaning 1000 pennies I would pay you USD$10. However, please ship at least 1000 pennies to me. Thanks. Please email me at yhca@hotmail.com if you have. Thanks!
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